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  1. Scandinavian Soldiers of the late 13th and Early 14th Century

    Scandinavian Soldiers of the late 13th and Early 14th Century
    Contemporary images showing knights and other soldiers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
    Effigy of Bjorn Finsson, Trondheim Cathedral,...
  2. Re: Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Many of the Ottomans in the Augsburger Bilder, 1802-1810 are based on the same drawings provided by d'Alvimart for McLean's The Military Costume Of Turkey:
    . Ottoman Turkish Infantry
    . Arab...
  3. Re: Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Many of the Ottomans in the Augsburger Bilder, 1802-1810 are based on the same drawings provided by d'Alvimart for McLean's The Military Costume Of Turkey:
    . Ottoman Turkish Infantry
    . Arab...
  4. Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Miller's The Costume of Turkey, 1802, has illustrations by Octavien d'Alvimart who travelled during four years...
  5. Soldiers in the Graduale of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, 1480-1488

    The Gradual of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, NSL Cod. Lat. 424, 1480-1488
    (The Gradual is a chant or hymn in the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist.)
    The scene of the Resurrection, with...
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    Re: Welsh Infantry 12th-14th centuries

    It seems that Ian Heath's 12th century Welsh infantryman is based on the Peniarth 28 manuscript as this was once dated to the 12th century rather than the 13th.

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    13th Century...
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    Mamluk headwear

    Here is short paper on Mamluk headwear:
    Sultans with Horns: The Political Significance of Headgear in the Mamluk Empire, by Albrecht Fuess from Mamlūk Studies Review Vol. 12, No. 2, 2008

    and...
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    Re: 18th century paintings of Ethiopians

    Hi pathfinder,
    The links are correct, but, I include a mirror for those who have trouble with one host or another.
    What would you consider "commonly garbed"?

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    Illustrations of...
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    18th century paintings of Ethiopians

    Debre Birhan Selassie (Mountain of the Enlightened Trinity) Church in Gondar, Ethiopia
    An Ethiopian St George, mounted on a white horse, slays the dragon
    An Ethiopian St George mounted on a black...
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    Janissaries with huge plumes

    There is an belief that the huge plumes sometimes shown worn by Ottoman Janissaries were the invention of a west European artist. Is it so?
    ...
  11. Ottomans, Greeks, Albanians, etc by Louis Dupré, 1825

    Ottomans, Greeks, Albanians etc from Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople ou Collection de portraits by Louis Dupré, 1825...
  12. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    The section is now back and says:

    Dr Flaherty is now in fantasy land.

    Among others, a bullet point has been added:

    Are the boots of the central figure red, like the shoes of the attendants,...
  13. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    The image above may be based on a French illustration:
    http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/Costume/Otto/costume3.jpg
    Which kismata gives a date of 1680s and the Vinkhuijzen collection has in 1820-25....
  14. Re: Byzantine Soldiers in the 'Joshua Roll',10th century

    Despite any reluctance, there are still some depictions of muslim soldiers from the period, see a list of illustrations to David Nicolle's thesis, The military technology of classical Islam
    ...
  15. Byzantine Soldiers in the 'Joshua Roll',10th century

    Illustrations of Byzantine Costume & Soldiers in the Joshua Roll, c.10th century.
    The Joshua Roll is made up of 15 strips that were joined in one long scroll to illustrate the stories of the...
  16. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    The section has now been removed from Dr Flaherty's site.
    The image was from:
    http://www.turquie-culture.fr/pages/images/stories/uniformes_ottomans/unif_ottomans_0092.jpg
    turquie-culture.fr
    ...
  17. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    L'etat militaire de l'empire ottoman : ses progrès et sa décadence by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Amsterdam, 1732, has a list of Janissary officers on page 69:

    JENIZER-AGASY.
    SEYMEN-BASSY....
  18. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    Here are two extracts where the Kâhya Yeri is a common position:



    and



    I have received some information from Turkish sources from Tulun:
  19. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    Dr Flaherty isn't beyond criticising other historians. For one about Knotel - see above, which has now been removed from his site.
    One of his criticisms of David Nicole is:
    Dr Flaherty uses so few...
  20. Seljuk Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

    Seljuk Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
    Life-size Seljuk Stucco Figures of Princes, mid-11th-mid-12th century
    Surviving Seljuk Maces
    12th century Saljuq Mirror with horse-backed hunter...
  21. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    The 1600 TILL 1900 FANTASY JANISSARY UNIFORMS page now has

    with this picture of the herald:
    http://www.ottoman-uniforms.com/s/cc_images/cache_38315404.jpg?t=1415580280
    Again, the caption has...
  22. Re: A painting of Sikh Akali Warriors by Emily Eden, 1844

    I have added more images of Sikh Akali and their turbans:
    Two Sikh Akalis, opaque watercolour on paper, Punjab Plain, c. 1840-1850
    Akali turban; cotton over a wicker frame, with quoits and other...
  23. Ottomans, Mamluks and Persians in Selīm-nāma, by Şūkrī-i Bitlisī, c.1521-24

    Most of the available illustrations of Ottomans are from the 2nd half of the 16th century or latter. Here is an early 16th century book miniature that also includes a rare look at late Mamluks:
    ...
  24. A painting of Sikh Akali Warriors by Emily Eden, 1844

    A painting of Sikh Akali Warriors by Emily Eden, 1844
    http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag197/druzhina345/Moghul/19/1844-Akalees_th.jpg
    The Akalis (a.k.a. "Akalees"), "Immortals" or "Timeless...
  25. Italian Knights in the Cathedral (Duomo) of Sant'Evasio, Casale Monferrato

    There are mosaics of biblical scenes in the Cathedral (Duomo) of Sant'Evasio, Casale Monferrato, Italy :
    Italian Knights in 'Abram Defeats the Four Kings', Cathedral of Sant'Evasio, Casale...
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    Re: 1390 map and late campaign

    14th Century Illustrations of Byzantines:
    Icon of Saint Demetrios, Byzantine, Louvre, early 14th Century...
  27. 13th-15th Century Illustrations of Georgians

    A manuscript with one or more Psalters (based on the Psalms) was brought from Djruchi monastery (western Georgia), it is now held by the National Centre of Manuscripts of Georgia, Tbilisi. The dating...
  28. 13th-15th Century Illustrations of Georgians

    A manuscript with one or more Psalters (based on the Psalms) was brought from Djruchi monastery (western Georgia), it is now held by the National Centre of Manuscripts of Georgia, Tbilisi. The dating...
  29. 14th Century Illustrations of Byzantines

    14th Century Illustrations of Byzantines:
    Icon of Saint Demetrios, Byzantine, Louvre, early 14th Century
    f.4v Persecution of Christians in Barlaam and Joasaph, Byzantine, 14th century AD
    f.116v...
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    Re: Late 12th century facemask helms

    There is also a face-mask helmet in 'Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem' in the Rylands Beatus, Spain, c.1175

    MIRROR SITE
    A face-mask helmet in 'Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem' in the Rylands...
  31. Re: Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians

    Thanks ArmoredCore,
    I am hoping someone has already done the research, I have found a Czech paper dedicated to the wrestlers of Sabbionara Castle guard-house.
    These are not just any pointed hats ...
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    Muslim Italy & Sicily

    Muslim Italy & Sicily
    Hunter on an 11th century ivory drinking horn probably made in Muslim Sicily or Southern Italy
    Frieze of Hunters over the door of the Church of San Bernadetto, Brindisi, late...
  33. Byzantine cavalry on the Troyes Casket, 10th Century

    Byzantine cavalry on the Troyes Casket, 10th Century
    Two Byzantine mounted hunters on the front of the Troyes Casket
    An armed Byzantine emperor on a richly adorned horse on the lid of the Troyes...
  34. Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians

    Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians
    Hungarians? in the Guard House Frescos, Sabbionara Castle at Avio, Trentino, North-Eastern Italy, c.1340
    . Hungarian Foot Soldier, c. 1350, in Armies...
  35. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    A cross pattée might only identify an Armenian (or Georgian) if it wasn't used elsewhere by the 9th century, but the back cover of the Lindau Gospels, which was probably produced in the later 8th...
  36. 11th Century Byzantine Illustrations of Soldiers

    11th Century Byzantine Illustrations of Soldiers

    The Portrait Illumination of Basil II, Cod. Marc. gr. 17. f3r, Byzantine, c.1017
    A Byzantine Ivory Casket, Victoria and Albert Museum 247:1,...
  37. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    I have found a photo of the Front of the Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD

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    9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  38. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    Some of the writing may not have appeared to be by a native Greek, but why (of all the non-Greeks) Armenia was chosen is beyond me.
    The last (and probably the 2nd last) study doesn't attribute it to...
  39. The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    Illustrations of The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD
    An ivory casket in the Palazzo Venezia, Rome.
    This casket has had an interesting attribution history. The casket had been...
  40. More 15th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    The Saint George Legend, Hronský Benadik Monastery Church, Slovakia, (Upper Hungary), portrayed as a Hungarian Knight, 1423
    Marching out of a Hungarian bandery, from the St Elisabeth altar, Košice,...
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